With spring here, it is time to do AC maintenance and prepare for the allergy season and pollen. These are things that go hand-and-hand because AC maintenance or the lack there-of can cause problems with allergies and your cooling system. Here are some of the ways poor AC maintenance affect your allergies and your AC:
Dirty Filters Causing Allergies and AC Icing Problems in Summer
Dirty air filters are just one of the problems that you will have to deal with when it comes to your AC. Not changing the filter will lead to problems with your AC because the dust particles that build up on parts cause condensation, which can freeze and lead to icing that damages compressors and other mechanical components. In addition, the same dust is circulated with the air in your home, which can cause severe allergy problems.
Condensation in Ducts That Leads to Problems with Mold Growth
Condensation in ducts is another problem that you will have to deal with. The condensation can lead to problems with water damage and mold that starts to grow inside the ducts. This is also a problem that leads to the mold spores be circulated in the air in your home. Inspect ducts for damage to the insulation to prevent problems with condensation and mold inside the ductwork.
Fleas, Mites and Pet Hair That Get into The AC Air Ducts and Cause Problems
If you have pets in your home, the dander from their hair can cause allergen problems with your AC. Hair, fleas, and mites get into the ducts, which can also cause problems like the air filter and components getting dirty. Try to keep pet hair clean, especially when animals are shedding their winter coats, and change the filter more often if you have cats and dogs in your home.
Dry Air and Allergens That Can Be Prevented with Humidifier and Ventilation
One of the problems with modern air conditioning is that it can cause the air to be dry in your home. This can be a problem if you have severe allergies during the spring and summer months. You can talk with an HVAC service about adding a humidifier and air purification system to your air conditioner to reduce allergy problems during the winter months.
These are some of the ways poor AC maintenance can affect your allergies and your AC. If you need help with maintenance and repairs, contact an HVAC service and talk to them about additional improvements like air purification and humidifiers to help with your allergy problems.